Another big day for shoppers is set following the mad rush of Black Friday, only this one sets its sights away from major metropolises and big chains.
Nov. 29 brings the annual return of Small Business Saturday which encourages everyone to find the perfect Christmas gift among the unique selections in smaller towns like Dublin.
In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Since its inception, the day has turned into a movement with chambers of commerce and small businesses registering as partners with Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council and coming up with special sales and tourism ideas to compete with the more easily recognized chain storefronts and online marketplaces.
Several Dublin stores are offering special values to compete with big outlets such as Barbed Wire & Lace's 40% off sale from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, Nov. 28.
The Dublin Citizen is being published a day early so readers can enjoy it over the holiday and be aware of specials being offered to begin Christmas shopping.
The newspaper will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving and will reopen Monday for normal hours next week. Next week’s Citizen will be published on the regular schedule.
We hope everyone has a safe and thankful holiday.
The Dublin Lady Lions closed a stellar season in a regional quarterfinal playoff match against former district rival Breckenridge Lady Buckaroos Tuesday night. Local supporters came out on Hwy. 6 and Patrick St. to wish them well as the bus disembarked for the game. Following the end of the season, every member of the team received an All-District distinction. See Page B5 of the Nov. 13 edition for more information.
The Dublin Lions defeated the Corsicana Mildred Eagles 54-6 during their bi-district play-off on Nov. 14, advancing them to area play-offs on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. when they will face the Newton Eagles in Buffalo. For those traveling the 157-mile trip to the area playoffs, Google Maps advises to take Hwy 6 S and turn left on to TX-164 E which will lead to Buffalo. See more photos and coverage in the Nov. 20 edition.
Dr. William T. Calhoun, 92 of Comanche died on Nov. 22, 2014 in Comanche, TX.
He was born on March 12, 1922 in Mississippi, to C. A. and Ozella (Morris) Calhoun. He was united in marriage to Sarah Joe Stewart on May 26 1943, in Clovis, New Mexico, and she preceded him in death on February 20, 2007.
He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals.
After WW II he spent 20 plus years in the National Guard, where he retired as a Colonel. Dr. Calhoun was owner of Calhoun’s Dental Office in Comanche, Texas for over 42 years. He attended Tarleton State College and graduated from the University of Texas in 1948, where he was a big fan of Longhorn football. In 1952 he graduated from Baylor Dental School. Dr. Calhoun was a member of First Baptist Church of Comanche, Texas, where he was a Lifetime Deacon and taught the Mary Martha Sunday School Class for many years. He served numerous terms on the Comanche ISD School Board, was one of the initial Founders and First President of PAR Country Club, member of Comanche Noon Lions Club, former board member of Upper Leon River Municipal Water District, served on Comanche City Council, and was a member of the Comanche Jaycees. He received the Cornerstone Award from the Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by daughter, Kelly Taylor of Comanche; daughter, Sydney Joe Calhoun of Austin; a granddaughter; a grandson; and two brothers, Don Calhoun of Houston and John Calhoun of Houston. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Davis.
Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 24 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be at the First Baptist Church of Comanche at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 with Dr. Van Christian officiating, burial in Gardens of Memory, Comanche Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 407 S. Houston, Comanche, TX 76442 or Comanche County Medical Center, P. O. Box 847; Comanche, TX 76442
Grace Evelyn Maikel, 87, of Dublin died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
She was born on Jan. 14, 1927 in Comanche County to Thomas Westmoreland and Evie Elizabeth Hughes.
She was married to C. W. Maikel who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 2011.
She worked for many years as a grocery store cashier and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Maikel was also preceded in death by a son, Phillip Lee Maikel; a brother, Charles Westmoreland; a sister, Octava Echols; and an infant daughter.
She is survived by two brothers, Jerry Westmoreland of Dublin and Joe Westmoreland of Gustine; a granddaughter and a grandson.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 at Harrell Memorial Chapel, Dean Bradley officiating with burial to follow in the new Dublin Live Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home. Harrellfuneralhomedublin.com